Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Avenue

(at 37th Street)

New York, NY 11106

(718) 777-6888

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Wed10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sun11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Christopher Baker: Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise

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Free with museum admission


Hello World! or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise (2008 ) stitches more than 5,000 video diaries gathered from MySpace, YouTube and Facebook into a massive, panoramic crowd of individual talking heads. It is simultaneously a critical look at the growing cacophony of participatory media and an optimistic meditation on its democratizing potential.

Each video diary consists of a single speaker candidly addressing an imagined, potentially massive audience from a private space such as a bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room. The individual monologues are mundane–records of daily activities, opinions, feelings, and frustrations–but together they reveal a fascinating patchwork of life lived online.

Artist Christopher Baker, originally trained as a scientist, examines the complex relationship between society and its technologies by recontextualizing captured communications and visualizing large sets of data. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Art and Technology Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.




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